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Tests Reveal Major Emissions Reductions With Clean Diesel FBC.

Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc. recently announced that a series of independent tests have demonstrated that the company's proprietary Platinum Plus fuel-borne catalyst (FBC) can help "substantially" reduce diesel emissions from "older, well-worn fleet vehicles."

According to Clean Diesel, the tests, which were conducted at the Southwest Research Institute, found that the toxic emissions from such vehicles can be reduced by as much as 70 percent when they are retrofitted with the Platinum Plus FBC coupled with various Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-verified technologies.

Clean Diesel noted that the recent tests were performed on a 1995 DT466 International engine, which is commonly utilized in medium-duty fleet vehicles. In general, the company said the tests indicated a diesel emission reduction range of 20 to 70 percent depending on which combination of fuels, aftertreatment devices and crankcase vent filtration were used with the FBC.

The testing measured average particulate reductions of 20 percent for FBC-treated ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) to as high as 71 percent for the FBC/ULSD fuel used with a catalyzed wire mesh filter (CWMF) and closed crankcase vent filter (CCVF). To achieve a 50-percent reduction at a cost of under $2,000, the FBC-treated fuel was used in combination with a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) and CCVF.

Contact: James Valentine, Clean Diesel, phone 203-327-7050,

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Publication:Mobile Emissions Today
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Date:Nov 30, 2005
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